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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 14-03-2021, 09:30
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I used to use an Internet swith as a DIY immobiliser years ago, our first motorhome had one fitted when we got it, i knew nothing about it until it failed and the AA man found it, it hadn't been secured properly and had waggled on, I didn't know they had two pumps til then.
What's an "internet switch" Kev?

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Do I have to teach you everything John?

Bloody predictive text, should have read interrupt switch which I have sneaky feeling you knew all along you old rascal.
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I had the same problem when filled up with diesel then van would not start. The issue was the solenoid (Black box) fitted on the end of the fuel pump which is a cut off solenoid. It took me ages to grind the bolts off the metal security cage with a Dremel mini grinder as the bolt heads snap off when fitted from new (security bolts). The new solenoid is approx. £100 new or it can be by passed which I did until I found a replacement solenoid.
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I followed advice and slowed down my starting sequence.....

When switching on, wait,

Until the whirring noise from under the floor in front of the passenger (left hand side) seat, this is the priming pump which pushes diesel to the main pump for the injectors.

If you are too fast, the priming pump cannot get enough fuel up so the engine will not start, or so I was told.

It seems to sort it, the engine has started every time since I slowed down....

Just as well as we were on the Blaye Citadel campsite yesterday afternoon in the pouring rain on a slope up to the road, so no pushing to the road..... last time we were in such a position we ended up axle deep as the front wheels sunk in to the soggy ground (Evesham CL 2006) when we needed pulling out by a tractor. I had a message telling me of a medical appointment 120km away at 1100 today, we got the message at 2030 yesterday and the French curfew starts at 1900.

We started, got out without too much gouging of the grass, and got home after only seeing perhaps 20 vehicles on the whole journey, including no police to check our “attestation” - probably they were all off as it was VE Day - a public holiday linked by a “pont “ to the weekend.....

But that seems to be the action for us to get started, long may it last....

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the fuel must be back flowing I think, leap in and start has always worked for our vans, might take a second if left for a while but no waiting involved, Eurajohn might have a comment to make but I would get it looked at Dave.
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